Did I Shave My Legs for This?

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Did I Shave My Legs for This?
Studio album by Deana Carter
Released March 1, 1995 (UK)[1]
September 3, 1996 (US)
Recorded 1996, Emerald Studio, Nashvile, TN
Genre Country
Length 41:19
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Chris Farren, Jimmy Bowen, John Guess
Deana Carter chronology
Did I Shave My Legs for This?
(1996)
Everything's Gonna Be Alright
(1998)
Alternative cover
UK cover
Singles from Did I Shave My Legs for This?
  1. "Angel Without a Prayer"
    Released: January 25, 1995
  2. "Are You Coming Home Today?"
    Released: 1995
  3. "Strawberry Wine"
    Released: August 1996
  4. "We Danced Anyway"
    Released: December 1996
  5. "Count Me In"
    Released: March 1997
  6. "How Do I Get There"
    Released: August 1997
  7. "Did I Shave My Legs for This?"
    Released: October 27, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Did I Shave My Legs for This? is the debut album of American country artist Deana Carter, released in 1996. It features her breakthrough debut single "Strawberry Wine", a Number One hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts at the end of that year. "We Danced Anyway", "Count Me In", "How Do I Get There", and the title track were also released as a singles. Of these, "We Danced Anyway" and "How Do I Get There" were also Number One hits.

An alternate album was released via Patriot Records in the UK in 1995.[1] However, shortly after the album's release, the record label folded and the album was shelved. The UK version had a different set of tracks; three tracks were later used on the North America release, and three other tracks were later used on The Deana Carter Collection. "Angel Without a Prayer" was released as a promotional single on January 27, 1995,[3] along with a music video. Capitol Records later had Carter record new material for the North American release of the album.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I've Loved Enough to Know"   Deana Carter, Chuck Jones 3:22
2. "We Danced Anyway"   Matraca Berg, Randy Scruggs 3:23
3. "Count Me In"   Carter, Jones 3:24
4. "If This Is Love"   Al Anderson, Craig Wiseman 2:53
5. "Love Ain't Worth Making"   Carter, Scott Poston 3:44
6. "Before We Ever Heard Goodbye"   Carter, Jones 3:45
7. "How Do I Get There"   Carter, Chris Farren 4:09
8. "Strawberry Wine"   Berg, Gary Harrison 4:51
9. "That's How You Know It's Love"   Stephony Smith 4:27
10. "Did I Shave My Legs for This?"   Carter, Rhonda Hart 3:11
11. "To the Other Side"   Kim Carnes, Greg Barnhill 4:10

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Did I Shave My Legs for This? is Carter's highest-charting album to date and her only album to chart in the top ten on the U.S. Billboard 200.

Chart (1996) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 2
U.S. Billboard 200 10
Canada RPM Country Albums 1
Canada RPM Top Albums 25

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country
[5]
US
[5]
CAN Country
[6]
UK
[7]
1995 "Angel Without a Prayer" 116
"Are You Coming Home Today?" 121
1996 "Strawberry Wine" 1 65 1
"We Danced Anyway" 1 72 1
1997 "Count Me In" 5 7
"How Do I Get There" 1 2
"Did I Shave My Legs for This?" 25 85 36

Personnel[edit]

Strings performed by the Nashville String Machine, conducted by Carl Gorodetzky and arranged by David Campbell.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Did I Shave My Legs for This". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "Angel Without a Prayer". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ a b "Deana Carter > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  6. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada: Country Singles". RPM (magazine). Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  7. ^ "Chart Log UK: Chris C. - CZR". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 210-07-26. 
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February 3–9, 1997
February 24–March 2, 1997
March 10–16, 1997
March 31–April 13, 1997
April 21–May 11, 1997
Succeeded by
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RPM Country Albums number-one album of the year
1997
Succeeded by
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